deprogram (114) - Renton, Washington, USA - JUL 20, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
25.4 oz. bottle Quite light in appearance, with a pale golden hue, and ephemeral, fluffy head that can get quickly out of hand. Aroma sweet, underwhelming, slightly biting and sour. Taste is complex, wheat-bitter champagne without the cloying sweetness. Grows on you. An accomplished brew.
Frank (2222) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 1, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2010 Semi-clear golden. Creamy head of tiny bubbles leaves just a bit of intricate lace. Fruity aroma with a bit a citrus--very nice. Flavor mostly follows aroma. Nice balance between sweet and tart. A hint of lemon Jolly Rancher. Very smooth. Very creamy. An excellent tripel in all respects. Delicious.
Racegoer (351) - Indiana, Indiana, USA - JUN 6, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
hazy orange , creamy head. Robust with flavours of malty fruits, orange Christmas cookies,hoppy citric, full and rich, will re-visit this one
TChrome (1397) - Bedford, Texas, USA - JUN 4, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very nice aroma reeking of yeast and pears. Pours big head which mostly diminishes. Moderate lacing. Unfortunately, the flavor does not live up to the aroma. Kinda one dimensional. Some yeast and spices just not enough to justify an exceptional rating.
beastiefan2k (2190) - 2nd City (formely NYC & KS), Illinois, USA - MAY 31, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice light golden color with an OK foam. This tripel isn't to distinct from the other belgian tripels but it isnt bad either. Some carbonation and a medium body.
orangelazarus (53) - USA - MAY 24, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tripels so far all taste the same to me. That's not exactly a bad thing, they are all quite delicious. Maybe next time I try it, I can get past the excellent sweet taste and say something about the more subtle flavors.
The Etruscan (464) - Tuscany, ITALY - MAY 7, 2003
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
White foamy big head. Golden orange color. Aroma is malty with citrus, alcohol and spicy notes. Flavour is malty too with sourness and alcohol incoming. Finish is moderately sweet, slightly spicy. Medium bodied.
PushEject (42) - Palmdale, California, USA - APR 16, 2003
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
High carbonation approaching champagne-like bubbles. Fruity, homebrew aroma. Coats the tongue with full malty body. Overall impression of yeast trub that reminded me of racking a barleywine off of that nasty waste in the bottom of a fermenter.
Gunshy (479) - Ohio, USA - MAR 29, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer poured a golden color and formed a huge bubbly white head that left circular lace. A huge amount of carbonation is present. An aroma of malt, citrus and spices such as clove. A flavor of clove, slight bit of grain with a hint of the alcohol. The finish is light and a touch tangy no doubt reflecting the carbonation present
Admiral (524) - Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2003
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
I first had this straight from the bottle, at an SCA event when I was 16. A local place started selling it, so I can rate it properly now. Deep gold, with typical abundant Belgian head which clings to the glass. Earthy, woody, spicy, with a vinous quality to it. The alcohol is well-hidden. Quite well-brewed.